Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

2102 WordsJul 30, 20169 Pages
Drugs are now everywhere, so the use of drugs has become a worldwide issue in the modern time.[copy] Throughout the history of united state, there are numerous cases against drugs, especially Marijuana dealers, buyers, and users. The argument of legalizing or prohibiting marijuana has been going on for very long time all over the world. In most countries, possession and use of marijuana is considered illegal. Today, some countries have legalized marijuana while other countries have not. In the United States, some states such as Washington and Colorado have also legalized the possession and usage of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes for adults. There are a number of advocacy groups that stand for its legalization for health…show more content…
It can be taken in by either smoking it or by taking it in with food. The main ingredient in marijuana is THC, which is short for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (National Institute on Drug Abuse). The chemical moves rapidly through the bloodstream to work on cannabinoid receptors, which is found in area of the brain. The receptor controls memory, awareness, and movement, so when THC activates cannabinoid receptors, it interferes with normal brain functioning and cause hallucinogenic effect (National institution of drug abuse). This can lead to temporary loss of self-control, awareness to the surrounding environment and critical thinking. All of these are things that we expect one healthy human being to possess. The adverse effects are not the same on all people. It is really hard to measure exactly how much amount would lead to a specific state of mind. Some of the short term effects of Marijuana consumption as listed on NID’s website are altered sense of time, change of mood and impaired body movement. Driving a car or operating machineries under influence has been a main cause to some accidents that lead to hurting oneself or other people in the near surrounding. For more than ten years, legalization and distribution of marijuana is under a great debate. In the federal law of the united state, it is not legal to use and possess marijuana. Since, the federal and the state law are
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